James Cameron made Avatar back in 2009, and it still goes down as one of the most successful Hollywood flicks. He recently confirmed that Avatar 4 has begun production. James Cameron also wants the fictional superheroes to mature.
The filmmaker of “Avatar: The Way of Water” recently buried Marvel and DC superheroes for being flat, two-dimensional characters that lacked deeper motivations. According to Cameron, Marvel heroes “act like they’re in college” with the exception of Spider-Man, who seems to never age. Cameron voiced his opinion to The New York Times.
When I look at these big, spectacular films — I’m looking at you, Marvel and DC — it doesn’t matter how old the characters are, they all act like they’re in college. They have relationships, but they really don’t. They never hang up their spurs because of their kids. The things that really ground us and give us power, love, and a purpose? Those characters don’t experience it, and I think that’s not the way to make movies.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” will be released 13 years after the original record-breaking blockbuster “Avatar.” It followed Jake exploring the Na’vi culture and falling in love with local Neytiri. In the sequel, Jake and Neytiri are already parents to three kids and have adopted Sigourney Weaver’s teenage daughter as their fourth child.
James Cameron virtually attended the D23 Expo from New Zealand to provide information on all the future Avatar sequels. According to Oscar winner Cameron, the newly acquired duties for both parent characters influence their decision-making and actions. The tentative release date for Avatar 4 is December 18, 2026. If you want to catch up on Avatar before its re-release, you may rent or buy it on Amazon Prime Video.
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